App and Software News
Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann announced on Twitter yesterday that he plans to launch a new video looping app called Byte next spring. The platform's website says it is "a new looping video app by the creator of vine" and has a space designated to attract creators to the new service, even asking them if they were initially users of vine and what apps they use now.
Nearly 200 million monthly users flocked to Vine after it was founded... Read More »
If you read a lot of mobile news, you probably don't go a single week without seeing a major story about an Android or iOS app trying to rip people off, steal their private data, or impersonate a legitimate product. But while these stories are usually accurate, they might not be as common as you've been led to believe.
Pixomatic is a "desktop level quality" photo editing app. It's like having a more manageable Adobe Photoshop (iOS, Android) in your pocket.
The app makes it easier to accurately cut around an image and layer it onto another. Pixomatic even promises easier edits on... Read More »
Asking questions and having an open mind have served journalist Lisa Ling well in her career, from working as a field reporter in war-torn Afghanistan to working on "The View" to executive producing and hosting OWN's "Our America" and CNN's "This is Life" to emceeing QuickBooks Connect (Android, iOS) in San Jose earlier this week. But she's worried that others are losing these abilities.
"I think that... Read More »
The five teen girls who won Google's "Change the Game Design Challenge" contest are breaking barriers for women in game development. The winning apps are available in the Google Play Store for download.
Of the hundreds of millions of people around the world who enjoy games on Google Play, 49% are women, yet only 23% of game developers identify as women," Google said when it announced the contest earlier this year.
As technology takes on a greater presence in our lives, we adapt and find more ways to use it. Gone are the days of missing children on milk cartons and tacked up inside post offices. Instead, we use Amber Alerts, boost social media posts, and start online campaigns.
In Oregon, Rogelio Lemus and Ethan Orozco, two Hermiston High School juniors, developed an app to distribute missing-person information faster. It's called B.A.N.A.N.A, which stands for Basic App to Notify Authorities of... Read More »
Usually, when you ask a child what they did in school today, they'll reply with a vague "nothing," or "I don't remember." As a busy parent or guardian, you may find your child's brief answers don't really fill you in on what's going on at your child's school.
The ClassDojo app (iOS, Android) can strengthen communication between parents, children, and teachers. The app has portals for parents, school leaders, teachers, and students. The app is used at 90 percent of K to 8 schools... Read More »
If you haven't used a game console in the last few years, you might not be aware of all the things they're capable of beyond the core gaming experience. In addition to that, most of them can now act as entertainment devices. You can stream Netflix, Hulu, or Spotify; play 4K Blu-rays with Dolby Vision HDR; rent flicks from Vudu, Sony, Microsoft, Google, and others; and cast media from your phone to your TV.
Over the last few years, we've been seeing increasingly blurred lines between offline and online experiences with our computer, laptops, and phones. And while being connected all the time can have its advantages, there are apparently some unexpected downsides when it comes to Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system.
While Windows 10 itself runs on your local PC, it has many hooks connecting it to the internet, even when you're not browsing, streaming, or checking your messages. (In fact, because its "telemetry"... Read More »
Since the explosion of apps for Android and iOS began about a decade ago, both platforms have experienced growing pains, particularly when attempting to show users a diverse selection of text messengers, browsers, video services, games, and other things to download and check out. And once an app is installed on your device, it can get lost in the shuffle before its capabilities are fully explored.
This spring, Google announced a possible solution to the second problem with a system called... Read More »